Friday, July 20, 2007

Welcome Back APJ

Anna University is all set to receive Dr. Kalam back on campus. The first citizen of India is more interested to go back and mould the young brains of India that to be a supreme commander of the defence forces!!

I remember meeting this great personality on campus in my first year of college. APJ s first visit after he bacame the President of India was planned to my campus in my second semester. And my faculty advisor told me that all the student representatives will get to meet him then. I volunteered to become the Class Representative just to meet him.Would you people believe?
One of my friends from the US had sent me his autobiography, "Wings of fire" all the way from the US of the A as a gift for my Bday and I obviously was too inspired when I read it!!

And I am very proud of the fact that I educated from the same Institution as he did!!

All the very best for your "Vision 2020" Dr.Kalam and we are so proud to have you back on campus!!!

Dr. Shilpa Shetty!!!

Leeds Univ has confered Ms.Shetty with an honourable doctorate.
This is wat the press reports say:
A leading UK University today conferred an Honorary Doctorate on Indian actress Shilpa Shetty for her outstanding contribution to cultural diversity. Describing it as a "huge honour" and promising to live up to "expectations," 32-year-old Mangalore-born Shetty received the honour from Leeds Metropolitan University at a special ceremony in Leeds this morning. "It came as a huge surprise to me and I am really humbled by the gesture," the Bollywood actress said.
Shilpa Shetty was earlier presented with a Special IIFA award for the global impact of her "Big Brother" victory at the India International Film Academy Awards in Yorkshire. Shilpa Shetty is the youngest actor from the Indian film fraternity to join the ranks of Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Yash Chopra who have so far been conferred with the honour. "Sharing the platform with great stalwarts like Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan), Yashji (Yash Chopra), and Shabanaji (Shabana Azmi) is a huge honour," she said. Thanking the University for selecting her for the Doctorate, she said: "You have bestowed this great honour on me and I promise to act responsibly. I have tried my best to do my best in whatever I have done in my life and I am going to continue to do so." A spokeswoman of the University told PTI that selecting Shilpa for the Doctorate was part of its efforts to honour prominent Indian movie personalities who have contributed to the country's emergence as a fast developing cinema-proud nation.
Well, well, well. I have my own comments. Is it because of the controversy that arouse in the Big Brother show? Or something which she received from Richard Gere fetched her the honour? the answer could be "No" But then, I definitely can comment that these two episodes had definitely paid some dividends that brought her this laurel!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Point to Ponder

Everything in this world can be seen as you wish to.

Good or Bad;

Simple or Complicated;

Easy or Difficult.
Its not how things are; its about how you look upto them. ..

and how you look up to them is all upto you.

But the misfortunate part for most of us is that, we look only at the worst, most complicated and most difficult things as the integral part of life.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Am I guilty??

Yesterday I was on my bike rushing to the Infy Guest House to catch my Bus. It was already 7:05 AM and the bus was supposed to start from the Guest house at 7:15 AM. I was on full speed on my Scooty.
As I was heading to the main road from the side street of my house, a white little kitten ran into the wheels suddenly from some side cut.Neither did it notice the vehicle. I applied brakes. But it was too late. It had already been hit. I was too scared to stop. But gathering some guts, I turned back to see what is its state. It was lying there. I was beginning to feel guilty. after another 2 seconds, I turned for the second time. It was still lying there. My eyes started to water. But I had to catch the bus. So accelerated and speeded straight to the Guest House.
After parking, I was beginning to contemplate if I should go back, pick up the poor little kitten and take it to the Blue Cross. I called up a friend and narrated the whole incident. He said that the Kitten should be fine and not to worry much. The very same moment, the bus came and I got in. My college mate was sitting besides me nad was generally beginning to chit-chat with me. I was in no mood. Put on the radio on my phone and closed my eyes. The sight of the lying on the road was unwinding and rewinding in my mind.
Though I came ot office and was looking into other things, the whole episode was running in my mind. It was not my mistake. Neither was it my carelessness. Should I have gone back and took it to hospital? Am I guilty?
Someone rightly told me, "Somethings in life are not very sweet and we can do nothing about it."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kadalai Kumaran to Kalyana Kumaran!!!

This time its Kumaran... I met him for a long time, after a long time I should say. The thing is that I happened to bump into this guy every now and then at office but everytime, I was preoccupied with with something or the other. Today when he called me, I made it a point that I will meet him. Had I not met today, he would have definitely murdered me. This guy Kumaran is one of the good friends I had in college. Thanks to Ash for introducing this great personality to me!

This guy is pretty famous in the LH for whatsoever reasons and known for his acquiantances with gals. Th entire college knows him by the name 'Kadalai Kumaran'. (I am sorry kums I had to say it here lest people will not recognise u ;) )He was the most frivolous guy as I observed him in college. Fun loving and absolutely not ambitious. One fine day he calls me in the middle of the night and says, "Write me a testi on orkut" and when i asked why, he says "Just write it." (And BTW, Mr.Kums, u r supposed to write me one in return for the favour. Mind it!!)

Our man has his own complaints that I am of no use to him.
Reasons being,
1. I am a good friend of his and hence he cant flirt with me.
2. I hardly have gal friends and hence he does not get any introductions through me.
3. When I want something to be done I play around with my contacts and get things done.

and his complaint list goes on and on. His net remark is that "Athia is of no use."

Fine. Jokes apart, Kums, as we call him with a lot of affection, is entirely a different person today. There is some kind of seriousness instilled in his head from somewhere. He says he s a good boy and does not drink much. He does not go to parties and prefers to stay at home. Home baby!!!

And I figured out the reason to be "Someone" and not something. Yes folks, Kums is serious about someone and she happens to be from his community and native. This might c0me as a shock to us that Kums is planning to get married next year. Maximum he would postpone is another year!!!!! At the tender age of 23!!! And the best thing is that he s preparing for it!!

Wish you great luck Mr. Kumaran!!!!